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Young Children’s Center for the Arts

YCCA, located in Philadelphia, is a creative arts EARLY CHILDHOOD center for preschool children.

Young Children’s Center for the Arts, Inc. is a nonprofit, licensed, nonsectarian childcare facility that has served the needs of more than 5,000 people in our Philadelphia community since 1987. Our diverse population represents children from every neighborhood throughout Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs.

 2023-2024 Application 

2022-2023 School Calendar

2023-2024 School Calendar

YCCAon2 is now available for all of your party rental needs!  For more information, please email YCCA@icloud.com.

We are now enrolling for 2023 summer camp.  If you are interested in sending your child to camp at either of our locations, please email ycca@icloud.com for availability.



  • Enrich the lives of children from twelve months through kindergarten through participation in the creative and fine arts. We accomplish this by:
  • Providing a structured creative arts curriculum within an enhanced daycare environment.
  • Children’s motor, language, emotional and cognitive skills are developed through music, art and movement.
    Each time ideas are presented through a different art form, learning becomes reinforced, and children’s expressive abilities are enhanced.

Young Children’s Center for the Arts is one of the few preschool programs in our area that not only accepts, but embraces, children with pervasive developmental disabilities in an inclusion program.

YCCA offers both full-time and part-time preschool programs.

YCCA and YCCAon2 follow the PA Department of Human Services regulations.



2022-2023 School Year

We are now full for the 2022-2023 school year.  Enrollment is now open for the 2023-2024 and we operate on a first come, first serve basis.  You can apply by clicking the “apply now” button on the top left hand corner of this page. ycca@icloud.com.


“YCCA” is a nonsectarian preschool and daycare center, housed on the property of historic Old Swedes Church at Water & Christian streets and 1714 South 2nd street “YCCAon2.”